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Dr. Nazrul Islam, Professor and Chairman of Security Systems & Law Enforcement Technology

Dr. M. Nazrul Islam

Professor and Chairman
Security Systems & Law Enforcement Technology
 islamn@farmingdale.edu
 631-794-6216
 Lupton Hall Room 102

Education

Doctor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan, March 1999
Master of Science in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, August 1994
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, March 1991

Biography

Joined FSC in 2009

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:
Computer Security
Computer Forensics
Security Systems
Pattern Recognition
Digital Image Processing
Optical Communication and Optoelectronics
Wireless Communication
Solid State Electronics

Previous Academic or Professional Positions:
  • Research Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA [July 2007 – August 2009]
  • Research Scientist, Office of Naval Research Project, Acuity STS, Knoxville, TN, USA [April 2009 – August 2009]
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL [August 2006 – July 2007]
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL [May 2004 – July 2004, April 2009 – August 2009]
  • Associate Professor [May 2002 – January 2009], Assistant Professor [December 1994 – May 2002], Lecturer, [January 1992 – December 1994], Teaching Assistant [July 1991 – December 1991], Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research/Publications

Book Chapter

  1. M. N. Islam and M. A. Karim, “Bangla character recognition using optical joint transform correlation,” Technical Challenges and Design Issues in Bangla Language Processing, M. A. Karim, M. Kaykobad, M. Murshed, Ed., IGI Global, 2013.
  2. M. N. Islam and M. A. Karim, “Optical pattern recognition systems and techniques,” Computational Intelligence Techniques in Handling Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, S. Ramakrishnan and I. M. M. El-omary, Ed., Lambert Academic Publishing, pp. 106 – 147, July 2010.

 Chapter in Lecture Notes

  1. M. M. Islam, K. V. Asari, M. N. Islam and M. A. Karim, “Video super-resolution by adaptive kernel regression,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Published by Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online), Advances in Visual Computing, Edited by G. Bebis et al. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Computing - ISVC - 2009: ISBN: 978-3-642-10519-7, vol. 5876/2009, pp. 799-806, November 2009.

 Editorials in Journal Special Issues

  1. V. Asari and M. N. Islam, (eds.), “Optical image processing,” Journal of Optics and Laser Technology Special Issue on Optical Image Processing, vol. 57, pp. 227 – 229, 2014.
  2. M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim, M. A. Salam and K. M. Iftekharuddin (eds.), “Wireless and optical communication systems,” Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Wireless and Optical Communications, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. i – ii, 2013.
  3. K. M. Iftekharuddin, M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim and M. A. Salam (eds.), “Advances in wireless and optical communications,” Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Wireless and Optical Communications, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 781 – 783, 2012.
  4. K. M. Iftekharuddin, M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim and M. A. Salam (eds.), “Advances in wireless communications and networks,” Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Wireless Communications and Networks, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 509 – 511, October 2011.
  5. K. M. Iftekharuddin, M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim and M. A. Salam (eds.), “Advances in wireless communication – I,” Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Wireless Communications, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 509 – 510, July 2010.
  6. K. M. Iftekharuddin, M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim and M. A. Salam (eds.), “Advances in wireless communication – II,” Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Wireless Communications, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 581 – 582, August 2010.
  7. M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim, M. A. Salam and S. K. Sanyal (eds.), “Limitations and growth of wireless communication,” Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Wireless Communications, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 369 – 370, July 2009.

 Journal Articles

I. Security Systems:

  1. M. N. Islam, M. F. Islam and K. Shahrabi, “Robust information security system using steganography, orthogonal code and joint transform correlation,” International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, vol. 126, pp. 4026 – 4031, 2015.
  2. M. N. Islam, “A Review of “Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity”,” Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 109 – 120, 2014.
  3. M. A. Karim, M. N.  Islam and V.  Asari, “Optics-based system for robust and reliable encryption,” SPIE Newsroom, 2013.
  4. M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim and K. V. Asari, “Information security using multiple reference-based optical joint transform correlation and orthogonal code,” Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, vol. 50, pp. 8 – 13, 2013.
  5. M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim, M. S. Alam and K. V. Asari, “Optical cryptographic system employing multiple reference-based joint transform correlation technique,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 068202-1 – 068202-10, June 2011.
  6. M. N. Islam, “Automatic fingerprint recognition employing optical phase-modulated joint transform correlation,” Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 533 – 542, October-December 2010.
  7. M. N. Islam, M. S. Alam and M. A. Karim, “Optical encryption system using quadrature multiplexing,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 048201-1 – 048201-5, 2008.
  8. M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Optical security system using shifted phase-encoded joint transform correlation,” Journal of Optics Communications, vol. 281, no. 2, pp. 248 – 254, 2008.
  9. M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Optical encryption and multiplexing of personal identification information using orthogonal code,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 098201-1 – 098201-4, 2006.

 II. Pattern Recognition:

  1. M. M. Islam, M. N. Islam, K. V. Asari, and M. A. Karim, “A hybrid edge and feature based single image super-resolution,” Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2016.
  2. M. N. Islam, K. V. Asari, M. A. Karim and M. S. Alam, “Distortion-invariant pattern recognition using synthetic discriminant function based multiple phase-shifted reference fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation,” Journal of Optics Communications, vol. 284, issue 6, pp. 1532 – 1539, March 2011.
  3. M. N. Islam, “Automatic fingerprint recognition employing optical phase-modulated joint transform correlation,” Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 533 – 542, October-December 2010.
  4. M. N. Islam, I. K. Purohit, K. V. Asari and M. A. Karim, “Distortion-invariant pattern recognition using synthetic discriminant function based shifted phase-encoded joint transform correlator,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 47, no. 10, pp. 108201-1 –108201-9,  2008.
  5. M. N. Islam, K. V. Asari and M. A. Karim, “Optical pattern recognition using multiple phase-shifted reference fringe-adjusted joint transform correlator,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 097204-1  097204-9, 2008.
  6. I. K. Purohit, M. N. Islam, K. V. Asari and M. A. Karim, “Target detection using adaptive progressive thresholding based shifted phase-encoded fringe-adjusted joint transform correlator,” International Journal of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 277 – 282,  2008.
  7. M. S. Alam, M. N. Islam, A. Bal and M. A. Karim “Hyperspectral target detection using Gaussian filter and post-processing scheme,” Journal of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, vol. 46, issue 11, pp. 817 – 822, 2008.
  8. M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Pattern recognition in hyperspectral imagery using one-dimensional shifted phase encoded joint transform correlation,” Journal of Optics Communications, vol. 281, pp. 4854 – 4861, 2008.
  9. R. S. Fyath, K. N. Darraj, M. S. Alam, M. N. Islam and M. M. Alkhatib, “Optical pattern recognition using two-channel joint transform correlation,” Journal of Optical Memory and Neural Networks (Information Optics), vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 125 – 135, 2007.
  10. M. W. K. Nomani, S. M. K. Bari, T. Z. Islam and M. N. Islam, “Invariant Bangla character recognition using a projection-slice synthetic-discriminant-function-based algorithm,” Istanbul University Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 403 – 409, 2006.
  11. M. N. Islam, M. S. Alam and M. R. Haider, “Class-associative color pattern recognition using shifted phase-encoded joint transform correlation,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 075006-1 – 075006-9, 2006.
  12. M. R. Haider, M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Enhanced class associative generalized fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation for multiple target detection,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 050179-1 – 050179-10, 2006.
  13. M. R. Haider, M. N. Islam, M. S. Alam and J. F. Khan, “Shifted phase-encoded fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation for multiple target detection,” Journal of Optics Communications, vol. 248, pp. 69 – 88, 2005.
  14. S. M. A. Bhuiyan, M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Distortion-invariant multiple target detection using class-associative joint transform correlation,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 097201-1 – 097201-10, 2005.
  15. M. W. K. Nomani, T. Z. Islam, S. M. K. Bari and M. N. Islam, “Design of a gain-adjustable filter based joint transform correlator,” Journal of Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh Computer Society, vol.8, no. 1, pp. 9 – 15, 2004.

 III. Digital Image Processing:

  1. M. M. Islam, K. V. Asari, M. N. Islam and M. A. Karim, “Super-resolution enhancement technique for low resolution video,” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 919 – 924, May 2010.
  2. M. Ferdjallah, M. M. Rahman, M. N. Islam, M. A. Karim and G. F. Harris, “Modeling and simulation of spatial filtering of single muscle fiber action potentials using grid electrode arrays,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 919 – 924, May 2010.

 IV. Optical Communication:

  1. M. A. Talukder and M. N. Islam, “A long-haul wavelength division multiplexed system using standard single-mode fiber in presence of self-phase modulation,” International Journal of Light and Electron Optics (Optik), vol. 120, pp. 356 – 363, 2009.
  2. M. A. Sarker, M. G. Mostafa and M. N. Islam, “Performance of an optical WDM system considering stimulated Raman scattering, fiber attenuation and chromatic dispersion,” Journal of Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 659 – 675, 2007.
  3. M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Design of multiple-pump Raman amplifier for optical communication system,” Journal of Optical Communication, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 75 – 78, 2006.
  4. M. Faisal, M. N. Islam and S. P. Majumder, “Performance comparison of wavelength shift keying WDM system and conventional on-off WDM system in presence of four-wave mixing,” International Journal of Light and Electron Optics (Optik), vol. 117, no. 12, pp. 555 – 562, 2006.
  5. M. Faisal, M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Performance of wavelength shift keying and repeated unequal channel spacing schemes in reducing the four-wave mixing effect in optical WDM system,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 015002-1 – 015002-6, 2006.
  6. M. A. Talukder and M. N. Islam, “Performance of bi-end compensation in a WDM system considering the effect of self-phase modulation,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 115005-1 – 115005-6, 2005.
  7. M. N. Islam, M. Z. Alam, M. F. Uddin, A. B. M. N. Doulah and A. B. M. I. Hossain, “Four wave mixing effect in fiber and EDFA of an optical WDM system having different channel spacing and chromatic dispersion schemes,” Istanbul University Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1073 – 1080, 2004.
  8. M. F. Uddin, A. B. M. N. Doulah, A. B. M. I. Hossain, M. Z. Alam and M. N. Islam, “Reduction of four wave mixing effect in an optical wavelength division multiplexing system by utilizing different channel spacing and chromatic dispersion schemes,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 2761 – 2767, 2003.
  9. M. G. Mostofa, M. M. Rahman, G. M. H. Ali, M. J. Alam and M. N. Islam, “Limitations imposed by stimulated Raman scattering on optical wideband WDM communication system,” IEB Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2002.
  10. M. N. Islam, M. G. Mostofa, M. Z. Alam and M. A. Rahman, “Fiber nonlinear effects in optical WDM system,” BES Journal of Electronics and Information Technology, 2003 (in press).
  11. M. N. Islam and M. Z. Alam, “Performance of long distance optical WDM communication network in presence of four wave mixing,” IEB Journal of Electrical Engineering, vol. EE29, no. 1, pp. 47-50, 2001.
  12. M. N. Islam, “Study and management of chromatic dispersion characteristics of telecommunication fibers”, IEB Journal of Electrical Engineering, vol. EE28, no. 1, pp. 5-10, 2000.
  13. M. N. Islam and M. Imai, “Performance of multichannel heterodyne continuous-phase frequency shift keying system including the effect of chromatic dispersion,” Journal of Optical Engineering, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1843-1847, 1999.
  14. M. N. Islam, T. Sasaki, M. Imai, S. P. Majumder and Y. Namihira, “Analysis of chromatic dispersion effect on coherent optical CPFSK system and performance improvement with the use of combinations of various optical fibers,” Journal of Optics Communications, vol. 160, no. 4-6, pp. 219-224, 1999.

 V. Wireless Communication:

  1. M. M. Mahfuz, M. F. Hossain, R. H. Bhuiyan, N. Haq and M. N. Islam, “Effects of capture and retransmission on the performance of GPRS access network,” Journal of Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh Computer Society, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 31 – 35, 2005.
  2. M. M. Mahfuz, M. F. Hossain, R. H. Bhuiyan, N. Haq and M. N. Islam, “Optimization of total traffic in a slotted ALOHA based access network considering the capture and retransmission effects,” Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 5, pp. 355 – 363, 2005.
  3. M. R. Islam, M. I. Kadir, M. N. Islam and S. M. A. Masum, “Performance parameters in GPRS based traffic with data and voice integrated transmission,” IEB Journal of Electrical Engineering, vol. EE31, no. 1 & 2, pp. 15 – 19, 2004.

 VI. Electromagnetism:

  1. M. Z. Rahman, L. Roytman and M. N. Islam, “Reduction of the long-term inaccuracy from the AVHRR-based NDVI data” Journal of Communications, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 821 – 828, 2014.

 Invited Papers

I. Security Systems

  1. M. N. Islam, M. S. Alam, M. A. Karim and K. V. Asari, “Optical security system using multiple phase-shifted reference-based joint transform correlation,” Proceedings of SPIE in Optical Pattern Recognition XXI, April 2010.

 II. Pattern Recognition

  1. M. S. Alam, M. N. Islam and A. Bal, “Target detection in hyperspectral imagery using Gaussian filter and post-processing,” Proceedings of SPIE in Optical Pattern Recognition XVIII, vol. 6574, 657407, 2007.
  2. M. N. Islam and M. S. Alam, “Color pattern recognition using phase encoded joint transform correlation,” SPIE Newsroom Publications, 2006.

 Publications in Conference Proceedings

Around 97 publications

 INVITED LECTURES AT TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

  1. “Security Systems Career – Challenges and Prospects,” Career Fair, Amityville Middle School, New York, USA, April 29, 2013.
  2. “Security Systems program at Farmingdale State College,” Forensic Conference, Farmingdale State College, New York, USA, December 2, 2011.
  3. “Digital image processing: security and forensics applications,” Criminal Justice Seminar, CRJ Club and Kappa Chi Honor Society, Farmingdale, New York, USA, November 15, 2011.
  4. “Bangla in digital technology,” Technical Seminar, American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects, New York, USA, October 1, 2011.
  5. “Career in security systems,” Career Day Workshops at Seaford High School, New York, USA, April 21, 2010.
  6. “Security systems program at Farmingdale State College,” School of Arts and Sciences Forensics Conference, Farmingdale State College, New York, USA, March 2010.
  7. “Advances in Optical pattern recognition,” Workshop at ASEE Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference, Pennsylvania, USA, October 2009.
  8. “Optical pattern recognition,” Technical Meeting, IEEE Hampton Roads Section, Virginia, USA, March 2008.
  9. “Pattern recognition in hyperspectral imagery,” Graduate Seminar, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA, September 2007.
  10. “Optical dense wavelength division multiplexing technology,” International Workshop on Distributed Internet Infrastructure for Education and Research, Bangladesh, January 2004.
  11. “Optical communication systems and networks,” Islamic University of Technology Workshop on Advanced Communication Technology, Bangladesh, December 2003.
  12. “Optical communication systems,” Short Course on Multimedia Transmission over Optical Internet, Directorate of Continuing Education, BUET, Bangladesh, July 2003.
  13. “Introduction telecommunication engineering,” Training Workshop on Modern Telecommunication Engineering, Directorate of Continuing Education, BUET, Bangladesh, May 2003.
  14. “Satellite communications,” IEEE Bangladesh Section Workshop on Telecommunication Engineering, Bangladesh, May 2003.
  15. “Optical communication systems and networks,” Islamic University of Technology Workshop on Digital Telecommunication Technology, Bangladesh, December 2002.
  16. “Communication infrastructure for information technology,” Seminar on Information Technology, Japanese Universities Alumni Association (JUAAB), Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2001.
  17. “Coherent optical single- and multi-channel systems,” Winter College on Optics and Photonics, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, February 2000.

Awards/Grants

  1. Individual Development Award Program (IDAP) award of USD 1,000.00 from the State of New York/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committee (March 2014)
  2. Individual Development Award Program (IDAP) award of USD 1,000.00 from the State of New York/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committee (March 2011)
  3. Senior Membership of International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) (2010)
  4. Biography included in “Marquis Who’s Who in America” (2010)
  5. Senior Membership of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2008)
  6. Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of South Alabama, USA (2005 – 2006)
  7. Research Award, Marubun Research Promotion Foundation, Japan (1998)
  8. Research Award, Telecommunication Advancement Foundation, Japan (1998)
  9. Student Research Award, Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association, Japan (1997)
  10. Student Research Award from Hokkaido Branch, Institute of Electronic, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan (1997)
  11. Monbusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Culture, Japan (1995 – 1999)
  12. Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (1987 – 1991)
  13. Merit Scholarship, Dhaka Education Board, Bangladesh (1982 – 1991)

Research Grants:
  1. “Strengthening the resources for Software Technology and Computer Security Technology programs to support Open SUNY Initiative”, SUNY High Need Program 2015-16, October 2015.
  2. “Establishing infrastructure, transportation and security center”, Round IV NYSUNY 2020 Program, October 2015.
  3. W. E. B. Du Bois Faculty Student Research Experience of a total amount of USD 500.00 for engaging student in research on steganography-based security system, October 2014 – April 2015.
  4. Farmingdale Students First Grant of a total amount of USD 2,500.00 for enhancing student learning process through applied research projects in forensics and security imaging, April 2012 – April 2013.
  5. “Automatic human wound detection in warfield”, US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USD 60,000.00), 2010 – 2012.

Courses

  1. Optical Fiber Communication (graduate level)
  2. Engineering Analysis (graduate & undergraduate level)
  3. Microwave Engineering (undergraduate level)
  4. Digital Communication (undergraduate level)
  5. Satellite Communication (undergraduate level)
  6. Communication Engineering (undergraduate level)
  7. Digital Logic (undergraduate level)
  8. Signals and Linear Systems (undergraduate level)
  9. Solid State Electronic Devices (undergraduate level)
  10. Electronics-I (undergraduate level)
  11. Electronic Circuits (undergraduate level)
  12. Electrical Circuits – I (undergraduate level)
  13. Electrical Circuits – II (undergraduate level)
  14. Intrusion Detection (undergraduate level)
  15. Access Control (undergraduate level)
  16. Computer Security I (undergraduate level)
  17. Computer Security II (undergraduate level)
  18. Computer Security III (undergraduate level)
  19. Computer Security IV (undergraduate level)
  20. Computer Forensics (undergraduate level)
  21. Computer Forensics II (undergraduate level)
  22. Introduction to Criminal Justice (undergraduate level)
  23. Physical Security I (undergraduate level)
  24. Physical Security II (undergraduate level)
  25. Numerical Methods (undergraduate level)
  26. Computer Programming (undergraduate level)
  27. Elementary Mathematics (undergraduate level)
  28. Power Station (undergraduate level)
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